Girl awaits decision on expulsion for protest

The Providence Journal, page C1 – May 13, 1982

The Tiverton superintendent decided to close a girls’ lavatory at Tiverton High School after allegedly¬†coming¬†across cigarette butts and empty beer bottles in the space.

In response, a group of girls stormed the boys’ lavatory to protest the closing of their own. The students involved were faced with suspension as punishment for their disorderly conduct.

These student leaders also circulated a petition that got over 283 signatures to share with the School Committee, but were unable to present it at the closed meeting.